"Wells of salvation"

As Jesus was resting beside Jacob's well he talked with a Samaritan woman and opened her eyes to a right sense of values. Watching her drawing water, he presently spoke to her of what he termed "living water" and its effects. In other words, he offered to give her the understanding of life everlasting. Taking his words literally, she exclaimed with amazement, "Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep."

Is not the cry of many today, Everything needful is here but inaccessible? Work, funds, opportunity, coöperation, and coördination seem out of reach, and we know not how to establish contact with them. The human situation, in short, seems to be want in the midst of plenty, and "nothing to draw with." The spiritual situation is plenty in the midst of apparent want, and into the understanding of this true situation Christian Science ushers one.

This revelation supplies humanity with the greatest of all gifts, namely, the capacity to understand and prove the nature of God and man. It lifts thought above that remote sense of Deity, of "the unknown God," which leaves one unhealed, comfortless, unsupplied with things eternal and temporal. God is omnipresent divine Love, and as man's unity with this Love and its substantial supply dawns in human consciousness, fear, sickness, and want give place to the glad sense of being spiritually created and everlastingly cared for. Mrs. Eddy writes, "Christian Science brings God much nearer to man, and makes Him better known as the All-in-all, forever near" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 596). Since God is forever near, abundant supply for one and all is forever near in witness of His omnipresence.

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December 10, 1932

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